“Heaven’s kingdom realm can be compared to a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But at night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and planted poisonous weeds among the wheat and ran away.” Matthew 13:24-25 (TPT)
When this nation was born a bit over 400 years ago, those first on the shores dedicated this New World to God. The pilgrims came seeking to worship the Lord freely. But there were also those “entrepreneurs” who sought wealth and fortune in the new frontier. In fact, it was only a decade later that the first slaves with brought to the shore. Two seeds, different purposes, yet one land! Even from the very beginning when God was laying His foundation in this land, the enemy was secretly working sowing his seeds. Both seeds were planted in the soil of the New World. And today they have matured
!It is said that wheat and tares look similar while they are growing. It is not until they have reached maturity that they can truly be distinguished from one another. The difference is, when wheat is ready for harvest the weight of the head causes it to bow down. What a symbol of humility! Whereas the tare stands upright symbolizing blatant arrogance and pride. Wow! How very evident this is today. No wonder there are so many words and indicators that a great harvest is coming. The wheat and tares are obvious now. The time of separation is near!
God is repulsed by the proud, but those who humble themselves before the Him will be lifted you up (James 4:6&10). I believe God is about to humiliate the proud. Ask Him to search your heart for any trace of pride. Confess it quickly. Ask Him to do the same in your church, in our city, even across our nation. Cry out for mercy (Habakkuk 3:2) in this approaching day of harvest. Thank Him for allowing you to live in this day of decision!